Jean Renoir said he made movies for the close-ups. I didn’t understand what he meant until I made a fight film. There is little more beautiful than a fighter’s face. Audrey Hepburn was the face of beauty, but if wisdom is knowledge perfected by suffering, the fighter’s is the face of wisdom.I like Mamet. I'm not always absolutely crazy about him, sometimes I think his dialogue feels forced and unnatural, but he is, really, a writer after my own heart.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Mamet: The Fighter's Face
Great little piece in the NY Times by David Mamet about his new movie, Redbelt.